Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Silver Futures

The silver price for the March contract settled last Friday in New York at 16.13 an ounce while currently trading at 16.76 up about 60 cents for the trading week due to the weakness in the U.S. dollar also coupled with a higher than expected CPI inflation report sending silver prices near a two-week high. I'm not involved in silver & if you have read my previous blogs, you understand that longer-term I am bullish silver as I think its extraordinarily cheap and if you're not a trader but an investor I still think prices will head into the $20 level later this year. Silver prices are still slightly below their 20 & 100-day moving average as this market really has been choppy over the last six months with very little trend. I think that will change as I will not take a short position as I do think the downside is very limited. The U.S. dollar hit a three-year low this week as that is helping keep a floor under silver prices and many other sectors, but for the bullish momentum to continue prices have to crack the 17.50 level as the volatility is starting to increase and should become more violent down the road. Growth in the United States and worldwide is coming back as the tax cuts will certainly push the economy higher in my opinion coupled with the fact of the massive infrastructure plan which is going to help lift commodities. I do think almost all asset classes will continue to climb as the stagnant economy is behind us the 1st time in nearly a decade.
TREND: MIXED
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
VOLATILITY: INCREASING

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S&P 500 Has Best Week Since 2011

Hello traders everywhere. After a tumultuous few weeks, the S&P and the NASDAQ are set for their best week since December 2011, while the DOW is on track for its best week since November 2016. This is quite the turnaround after we saw record-breaking drops in the markets just last week, but it seems that most traders just shrugged off the correction and went into buy mode.

All three indexes are now trading back above the 50-day SMA and looking to continue higher as a bullish sentiment enters back into the markets. In fact, with this weeks move up the S&P 500 is only 4% lower from it's all-time of 2872.87. That a pretty incredible and quick recovery from the 11.8% drop, last week at it's lowest point.

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Crude Oil

Crude oil headed for its first weekly gain since last month as the rising stock market eased concern about economic growth. A weakening dollar has boosted the appeal of commodities priced in the U.S. currency. Crude oil has once again made it's way above $60 a barrel and is currently trading above $61. However, it's still below its 50-day SMA.
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Cannabis Automation Stock Jumps 135%

Analysis originally distributed on February 7, 2018 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

If you think robots are about to take over the world, I've got a great cannabis stock for you.

This early industry leader is leveraging the power of robotics and automation to develop some of the most innovative cannabis manufacturing equipment I have ever seen.

The company's flagship product is a highly engineered machine that helps cannabis producers quickly and cost-effectively extract oil from the cannabis plant.

If it catches on, this young cannabis company could grow into an industry pioneer and global leader.

Let's take a closer look.

Quadron Cannatech (QCC) is a young Canadian cannabis company headquartered in Vancouver.

Shares began trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange in February of 2017 under the ticker symbol QCC. I see average daily trading volume of 784,000 so this ticker is plenty liquid for 99% of regular investors.

I also see a US OTC listing under the ticker symbol QUDCF. I see much less liquidity here with average daily trading volume of 51,000. But that volume should still be adequate for most investors.

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Declining Retail Sales Slow Down Market

Hello traders everywhere. The Commerce Department reported today that retail sales for January and December in the U.S. unexpectedly declined as receipts were revised lower, indicating that consumer demand in the first quarter may slow down.

Retail Sales

Highlights From The Report

  • Overall sales fell 0.3% (est. 0.2% gain), the most since February 2017, after little change in prior month (prev. 0.4% increase)
  • Purchases at automobile dealers dropped 1.3%, the most since August
  • So-called retail-control group sales, which are used to calculate GDP and exclude food services, auto dealers, building materials stores and gasoline stations, unchanged following a revised 0.2% decrease in December (prev. 0.3% gain)
  • 7 of 13 major retail categories showed declines in receipts
  • The Labor Department’s core Consumer Price Index, which excluded the volatile food and energy components, increased 0.3% in January. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast an increase of 0.2%. However, the year-on-year rise was unchanged at 1.8%

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Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Gold Futures

Gold prices in the April contract are currently trading at 1,319 an ounce after settling last Friday in New York at 1,319 as the U.S. stock market dropped 10% in a matter of days. Generally speaking, that sends gold prices much higher, but not in this case as the precious metals continue to go lower. The U.S. dollar is the main culprit to this phenomenon as its higher once again today as investors are buying the dollar and selling all assets including the metals as silver and platinum continue to move lower coupled with the fact that copper has absolutely fallen out of bed this week. If you take a look at the daily chart gold prices bottomed out on December 12th at 1,242 while then topping out on January 25th at 1,370 and the 50% retracement stands around the 1,306 area. I think that will be tested in next week's trade as I am currently not involved in any of the precious metals. Gold is trading below their 20-day moving average, but slightly above its 100-day as we are right near a five-week low as investors don't want to own anything at the current time. It looks to me this could continue next week as well. However, there is panic going on at present as there will be very good buying opportunities in the coming days ahead.
TREND: MIXED - LOWER
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
VOLATILITY: INCREASING

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